publication . Article . 2015

The personality profile of terrorist leaders: theoretical aspects and ways of measuring

Dimitrovska, Aleksandra; Dojcinovski, Metodija;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: UKLO - Facultu of Security, Skopje
  • Country: Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Abstract
The main task of the psychology of terrorism is to explain the psychological aspects of terrorism, trying to provide answers about the behavior of the persons involved in terrorist activities. The literature suggests that there is no a single theory that explains the reasons and the way of "making the terrorists." While the first generation of research have viewed on terrorism as a pathology, explaining it predominantly through mental illness and psychopathic personality, the second generation is based on a behavioral approach that sets operationalization as a precondition for existing of scientific research. It achieved agreement for the inability of separation...
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